1996 65ft Catamaran Sleeps 10 Guests In 5 Cabins, Luxury sailing and diving vacation
Catamaran KELEA, a Privilege 65 accommodating up to 10 guests in cruising comfort, with a master king guest suite, and 4 equal queen-berth guest suites....
3 Queen Beds
5 Electric Heads
1 King Beds
5 Wash Basins
Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all en-suite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.
Kelea is fully air-conditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard....
WiFi internet access
Cockpit and flybridge speakers
Air conditioning and fans
Inverter 2400 watts
Salon TV with satellite tv
Night Air conditioning and fans
Ipod/device docking station
16 ft 70 Dinghy
Stand Up Paddle
Adult Water Skis
1 Man Kayak
Kids Water Skis
2 Man Kayak
Shawn’s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. Shawn grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.
Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, Shawn moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean and worked as a Captain and surf guide for NicaSurf tours.
Following a couple great years in Central America, Shawn moved back to the states to continue his life on the water. In doing so, Shawn has...
<p><span style="font-weight:bold">A sampler from the galley aboard catamaran <span style="font-style:italic">KELEA</span></span></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-weight:bold">Breakfast | </span>Served with fresh local fruits</p><p>Frangelico French Toast | made from homemade bread, served with blueberries and vanilla bean whipped cream</p><p>Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich | crispy bacon, fried egg, and cheddar cheese on a homemade cheddar chive buttermilk biscuit</p><p>Chipotle Eggs Benedict | poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and English muffins topped with chipotle hollandaise</p><p>Raspberry Ricotta Muffins | served with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and sliced avocado</p><p>Breakfast Galette | filled with pepper jack cheese, toasted kale, and sunny side up eggs</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-weight:bold">Lunch</span></p><p>Grouper Coconut Tacos | coconut crusted grouper with red cabbage slaw, garlic chili aioli, and mango salsa<br/>Chicken Caesar | tender chicken breast over crisp romaine served with homemade paprika croutons, grilled lemon Caesar dressing, and parmesan<br/>Seared Tuna Bowl | marinated tuna seared and served with garlic ginger jasmine rice, Ponzu edamame, and a Japanese cucumber salad<br/>Salmon Pattie Salad | red pepper salmon patties over local arugula salad with homemade lemon dill dressing<br/>Chinese Spiced Beef Wraps | spiced beef wrapped in freshly made scallion pancakes with cucumber and cilantro</p><p><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Appetizers</span><br/>Peruvian Ceviche with mahi, scallops, and shrimp<br/>Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls served with blue cheese dipping sauce and celery<br/>Baked Brie served with blackberry thyme compote and toasted pecans<br/>Thai Basil Chicken with basmati rice served in lettuce wraps<br/>Tuna Tartar with mango and avocado served with wonton crisps<br/></p><p><span style="font-weight:bold">Dinner | </span>Served with fresh homemade bread<br/>Seared Scallops | Served over a leek and gruyere risotto and a local spicy arugula salad with a lemon basil vinaigrette<br/>Indian Spiced Chicken Kebabs | Served over saffron rice and roasted okra. Accompanied by homemade garlic naan<br/>Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb | With a mustard thyme sauce served over preserved lemon and mint orzo and a salad of massaged kale with lentils and feta<br/>Cast Iron Filet Mignon | With a merlot mushroom sauce served over stone ground mustard mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus<br/>Island Spiced Pork Loin | With an island spice reduction served over a light parsnip puree and crispy roasted brussel sprouts</p><p><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Desserts</span><br/>Caribbean Rum Cake with vanilla ice cream<br/>Dark Chocolate Torte with homemade salted caramel sauce<br/>Lemon Panna Cotta with blueberry compote<br/>Chocolate Lave Cakes with vanilla raspberry reduction and fresh whipped cream<br/>Pavlova with fresh whipped cream and seasonal fruits</p>
Guests for a Grenadines charter aboard KELEA in early August, 2022, wrote
Yacht and crew were great. Autumn did an excellent job with the meals and Shawn was a great captain and dive master. Five out of five!
Grenadines was really awesome. Protected reefs provided for high quality snorkeling and diving.
Shawn and Autumn went out of their way to cater to our groups taste prefs (Autumn made fantastic special gluten free meals for my wife every day). They found the best anchorages as well as tooking us on amazing hikes, snorkels and scuba dives! S/V Kelea is surprisingly stable and comfortable. Would highly recommend!
May, 2021 guests on catamaran KELEA wrote:
SV Kelea was ample size and so fun! There were plenty of areas to hang out and chill. As well as the Lily pad that Capt Shawn attached to the back of the boat. We loved every where we went and had the time of our lives.
I worked out every day with the foam roller and the yoga mat. We were able to snorkel, scuba and stand up paddle board. So fun!!!
Off the charts... Amazing!!!!
Shawn was very c...
Going on Kelea was the most perfect week for me! Shawn and Autumn are really cool and nice and know all the good spots to customize the perfect experience. There are so many awesome activities (scuba, kitesurfing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing etc. etc.), the food is incredible and the boat itself is beautiful and really comfortable! Can't recommend SV Kelea enough!
New Year 2020
Shawn and Autumn made our week wonderful in every way!! The scuba diving lessons, finding the best snorkeling places, taking us on beautiful hikes, playing (and teaching) is Chess, and the BEST food ever!!! (Along with catering to some food allergies) We wouldn’t change a thing and will remember this week with great fondness! Thank you Shawn and Autumn!!
November, 2017 guests on KELEA say:
We have been coming to the BVI and French West Indies since the late 90's. At last count we just completed our 9th trip, most recently on the 'Kelea' in the BVI's.
Our first trip was on an old Cat named the Last Fancy with a husband and wife that were owners/operators. We had the time of our life and we never realized that we did not know what we did not know - that is to say there were so...
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